REECE Lyon says he’s proud he and his family’s hard work has paid off after signing a two-year extension with Morton.

The Greenock-born midfielder penned the new contract, which sees him extend his stay at Cappielow until the end of the 2021 season.

The teenager has made a strong impact on the team this season, scoring on his full debut back in October against Queen of the South to grab a dramatic winner in the final few minutes of the game.

The youngster only found out after training yesterday the offer was on the table for him, and the midfielder says he had no hesitations about signing the contract.

Lyon was happy the sacrifices he has made over the years, as well as some of his family members, to realise his dream as a professional footballer.

He told the Tele: “It’s good to get it sorted.

“The gaffer told me after training so it was short notice when I was going to sign it but I just went down and did.

“I’m just happy to get it over and done with and I’m looking forward to playing now.

“It gives me a bit of security as well.

“My family were proud of me and glad that the hard work is starting to pay off a bit.

“Things like taking me to training all the time and at nighttime as well, taking time out of his life to come and take me and watch me play games.

“It’s his hard work as well that’s got me here as well — it’s not just all about me.

“It’s a relief to have it sorted out though, because I had heard about it a few weeks ago in the papers and it was a relief to get it over and done with.”

The central midfielder has played 12 times so far for the Ton this campaign, starting the last three matches.

Manager Jonatan Johansson has spoken about how he sees Lyon as a long-term asset and servant for the club, and the 19-year-old says it’s a good pressure to have on him.

He added: “He [Johansson] said it’s all up to me now. “The club have offered me a contract and they’re doing all they can for me, it’s all up to me now with what I want to do.

“It’s good pressure as I have the backing of the club and my team-mates as well.

“It’s just about getting more game time, getting more minutes with the first team and growing and becoming a better player with the first team and becoming a better player.

“The gaffer has been playing me for the last four games, hopefully I can just keep improving and keep my place in the team.”